Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Jakob BredsguardDriving Innovation in Established Markets: A Discussion on Estolides (a bio sourced synthetic) in the Lubricant Industry
Jakob Bredsguard
Chief Technical Officer, Biosynthetic Technologies
Chris TindalChris Tindal
Director for Operational Energy
U.S. Navy

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 13

2:00Innovation Spotlights: Defense & Energy
4:00Innovation Spotlights: Materials & Energy

Tuesday May 14

11:00Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels
Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels - Posters 1:30
2:30Innovation Spotlights: Transportation & Energy
3:30Nanocellulose Composites

Wednesday May 15

9:00DOE Industry Collaborations with the National Laboratories - Special Session
11:00How National User Research Facilities Can Give Your Company an Advantage - Special Session

Symposium Program

Monday May 13

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2:00Innovation Spotlights: Defense & EnergyPotomac 2
Session chair: Ron Beech, Angstron Materials, Reviewers: Boeing, Capewell, Navy
2:00Boeing - Strategic Innovation Interests
T. Metoyer, Boeing, US (bio)
2:15Capewell - Strategic Innovation Interests
I. Boerenko, Capewell, US (bio)
2:30Navy - Strategic Innovation Interests
C. Tindal, U.S. Navy, US (bio)
3:00Solar Fuel Corporation: Converting Sun, Water and CO2 to hydrogen or syngas
K. Bowles, Solar Fuel Corporation, US
3:07NSPECT Portable Imaging Neutron and Gamma-Ray Spectrometer (NSPECT)
T. Carrier, University of New Hampshire Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization, US
3:14Therm-E-Log - Visual,Temperature Exposure History Logger
U. Sampathkumaran, InnoSense LLC, US
3:21Conductive Composites
G. Hansen, Conductive Composites Company, US
3:28Optical True-Time-Delay (TTD) Devices for Phased Array Systems
P. Morton, Morton Photonics Inc, US
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4:00Innovation Spotlights: Materials & EnergyPotomac 2
Session chair: Thomas Martinuzzo, Univalor, CA, Reviewers: Lockheed Martin, SK Innovation, SABIC
4:00Lockheed Martin - Strategic Innovation Interests
T. Earles, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
4:15SK Innovation - Strategic Innovation Interests
Y.K. Lee, SK Innovation, SK (bio)
4:30Sabic - Strategic Innovation Interests
J. Amarasekera, SABIC, US (bio)
5:00Scalable Biosurfactant Synthesis
B. Berger, Lehigh University, US
5:07CarbonFlex, Flexible Composite Material
W. Loux, Arizona Technology Enterprises (ASU), US
5:14Structural color optical reflecting microplatelets
B. Wang, Svaya Nanotechnologies, US
5:21Bio-based chemicals from waste-derived syngas
L. Dyson, Kiverdi, Inc., US

Tuesday May 14

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11:00Bio Sources for Materials & FuelsBaltimore 3
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
11:00Driving Innovation in Established Markets: A Discussion on Estolides (a bio sourced synthetic) in the Lubricant Industry (invited presentation)
J. Bredsguard, Biosynthetic Technologies, US (bio)
11:25Valorization of by-product streams from the pulp and paper industry for succinic acid production
C. Pateraki, M. Alexandri, H. Papapostolou, A. Vlysidis, S. Papanikolaou, A. Koutinas, Agricultural University of Athens, GR
11:45Pretreatment and Fractionation of Wheat Straw for Production of Fuel Ethanol and Value-added Co-products in a Biorefinery
X. Zhang, N.P. Nghiem, USDA ARS Eastern Regional Research Center, US
12:05Potential cost reduction of cellulosic biomass saccharification by fungal crude enzyme–commercial enzyme cocktail
A. Nanjundaswamy, B. Okeke, Auburn University Montgmery, US
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Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels - Posters 1:30Expo Hall A
-Determining the environmental benefit of artificial spider silk products
A.Y. Lauterbach, T. Scheibel, University of Bayreuth, DE
-From Biogas To Syngas Over Ni Incorporated Ca and Mg Based Hydrotalcite-Like Catalysts
S. Yasyerli, G. Topaloglu, G. Dogu, Gazi University, TR
-Developing confectionery industry biorefineries
S. Tsakona, N. Kopsahelis, A. Chatzifragkou, S. Papanikolaou, A.A. Koutinas, Agricultural University of Athens, GR
-Lignocellulosic sugars as co-substrates for single cell oil and γ-linolenic acid production by Thamnidium elegans
E. Zikou, A. Chatzifragkou, A.A. Koutinas, S. Papanikolaou, Agricultural University of Athens, GR
-Development antioxidants synthesized by phase transfer catalysts for lubricating oil
N. Elmehbad, Nagran University, SA
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2:30Innovation Spotlights: Transportation & EnergyPotomac 2
Session chair: Thomas Martinuzzo, Univalor, CA, Reviewers: Honda, bp, Hyundai, Pioneer Natural Resources
2:30Honda - Strategic Innovation Interests
C. Fau, Honda R&D America, US (bio)
2:45Hyundai - Strategic Innovation Interests
J. Suh, Hyundai Ventues, US (bio)
3:00bp - Strategic Innovation Interests
I. Dairanieh, bp, US (bio)
3:15Pioneer - Strategic Innovation Interests
T. Halbouty, Pioneer Natural Resources, US (bio)
3:45Automated Winter Road Surface Condition Monitoring System
L. Loerchner, University of Waterloo - WatCo, CA
3:52Direct catalytic liquefaction of low-volatile hydrocarbons to clean liquid fuels
P. Ganguli, Energy Catalysis, Inc., US
3:59Nano-Structured Nobel Metal Catalysts for Hydrocarbon Reforming
K. Klos, URS for the National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
4:06Embedded ARINC 653 Hypervisor for High Assurance of Safety and Security
P. Skentzos, DornerWorks, US
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3:30Nanocellulose CompositesChesapeake E-F
Session chair: Tom Twardowski & World Nieh, U.S. Forest Service
3:30NanoFibrillar Cellulose (NFC) - an emerging material for large-scale applications (invited presentation)
T. Lindström, M. Ankerfors, C. Aulin, Innventia AB, SE (bio)
3:50Nanocellulose-based energy storage devices (invited presentation)
A. Mihranyan, Uppsala University, SE (bio)
4:10International Standards Development in Renewable Cellulose Nanomaterials (invited presentation)
W. Nieh, U.S. Forest Service, US (bio)
4:30Challenges and Opportunities in the Scale-up of Cellulose Nanofibril Production (invited presentation)
D.J. Gardner, University of Maine, US (bio)
4:50Bacterial Cellulose Nanocomposites Developed by in-situ Fermentation
M. Osorio, D. Restrepo, C. Castro, U. Montoya, R. Zuluaga, P. Gañán, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, CO

Wednesday May 15

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9:00DOE Industry Collaborations with the National Laboratories - Special SessionPotomac 4-5
-M. Paulus, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US (bio)
-K. Edmonds, U.S. Department of Energy, US
-C. Bybee, ARCH Venture Partners, US (bio)
-B. Farris, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US (bio)
-R. Werne, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US (bio)
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11:00How National User Research Facilities Can Give Your Company an Advantage - Special SessionPotomac 4-5
Session chair: Cheryl Fragiadakis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
-A. Norman, United Technologies Research Center, US (bio)
-B. Brown, U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
-S. Petrash, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, US (bio)

Special Symposium

The production of materials and fuels from biological sources - industrial biotechnology or white biotechnology – offers exciting new opportunities for fossil fuel substitution and the development of commercially important materials from non-fossil raw materials. The commercial use of enzymes and micro-organisms (cell factories) to make bio-based chemicals, detergents, paper and pulp, textiles and bioenergy (such as biofuels or biogas) provides of the most promising, innovative approaches towards lowering greenhouse gas emissions. A recent report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) concludes that the climate change mitigation potential of biotechnology processes and bio-based products ranges from between one billion and 2.5 billion tons CO2 equivalent per year by 2030 - more than Germany’s total reported emissions in 1990.

This special event will include sessions focused on business and implementation of industrial or white biotechnology (sharing of best practices, success stories, and case studies), and will also include sessions highlighting innovative materials and process developments which may lead to future breakthroughs.

Your submissions are invited in the following topic areas:

Topics & Application Areas

  • Novel Materials for Bio Energy Generation
  • Novel Processes for Bio Energy Generation
  • Novel Processes for Biobased Materials Production
  • Biomass Technologies & Applications
  • Biodiesel, Bioalcohols & Biogas
  • Algae Technologies & Applications
  • Electrofuel Technologies
  • Feedstock
  • Case Studies & Success Stories
  • Other

Technical Abstract Submission

Please first review the information for authors as well as the abstract preparation guidelines.


Journal Submissions

Soft Matter Journal

Green Chemistry

Selected Cleantech2013 Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into RSC Green Chemistry. The home of cutting-edge research on the development of alternative sustainable technologies.

For consideration into the Green Chemistry Journal, please select the “Submit to RSC Green Chemistry Journal” button during the on-line submission procedure. Please note that you may only select a single journal during the submission process


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